Round 11 Review
Some people meticulously plan their team structures to allow them to have at least 18 players on field over every week of the bye period. Others decide to take a hit in one week to allow them to focus their attention on the other two weeks. And a few, like myself, do absolutely neither one and instead get hit by a barrage of injuries meaning there are doughnuts aplenty over the period.
For myself, Lever and Birchall and Clark have been confirmed to be out. McGovern is highly doubtful; Rockliff is weeks away. After trading, the best case scenario is having 16 playing in total.
Sitting at 4-6 in LoeC 2, with a high probability of going 4-7, I need to use my trades wisely if I am to mount a second half of the season surge towards the finals.
|Home Team||Home Score||Away Score||Away Team||Margin||Prediction||Culmative Predictions|
|Demons of Darch||1952||1916||Armchair Sportsman||26||A||1/2|
|The Brown Shorts||1816||1661||500Miles||155||H||4/5|
|LI’L SEBASTIAN||1830||1798||Mack Attack||32||H||5/6|
|Sean’s Mob||1875||1734||Bring Back Ratts||141||H||7/8|
|2 Boyds, 1 Cup||1865||1977||Small Victories||112||H||7/9|
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teamcustard (11) v Demons of Darch (9)
PODS: Shaw, McIntosh, Pittard, Hamling, Dumont, Cripps, Tarrant v Simpson, Yeo, Dangerfield, Krakouer, Clark
The home team should easily win this one.
MaxPowerExperience (8) v The Convict (13)
PODS: Lever, Shaw, McIntosh, Goodes, Selwood, Dangerfield, Read, Naitanui, Gray, Krakouer, Clark, Dale, Dahlhaus v Gibson, Pittard, Picken, Dumont, Lewis, Rockliff, Coniglio, Biggs, Maric, Bontempelli, Steele
The home team has less available players, but the players they have seem to be of better calibre. I’m going to go for a close home win.
Holyhead Harpies (14) v Armchair Sportsman (16)
PODS: Smith, Birchall, Higgins, Cripps, Wines, Rockliff, Sloane, Naitanui, Krakouer, Clark, McGovern v Shaw, Lumumba, Selwood, Dangerfield, Griffen, Lewis, Johnson, Maric, Bontempelli, Lamb, Motlop
Both teams have equal amounts of PODS, but the away side has a massive advantage in healthy bodies, with the home side having just over half of the PODS available; whilst the away side probably has about one missing. The away side should take this one.
The Brown Shorts (7) v wobblesbegone (5)
PODS: Lever, Lumumba, Yeo, Docherty, Hamling, Beams, Read, Naitanui, Clark v Shaw, McIntosh, Sheppard, McDonald, Dangerfield, Amon, Priddis, O’Brien, Blicavs, Hogan
I reckon the away side should win this one; Dangerfield and Priddis and the advantage in manpower should be enough for victory.
LI’L SEBASTIAN (3) v Tankers (1)
PODS: Lumumba, Smith, Yeo, Beams, Amon, Adamson, Maric, Clark, Deledio v Gibson, Yeo, Murphy, Ellis-Yolmen, Cripps, Naitanui, Bontempelli, Salem
I reckon the away side should triumph by a few dozen points here.
RELIEABLES (2) v 500Miles (18)
PODS: Lumumba, Simpson, Dangerfield, Wines, Priddis, Treloar, Jacobs, McGovern, Zorko, Lambert v Gibson, Yeo, Cripps, Lewis, Cockatoo, Rich, Shiel, Maric, Clark, Smith
With a massive difference in the table, form suggests that the home side should take this one in a canter; however although I believe that they will be triumphant, I reckon that it would be a close run thing.
Sean’s Mob (6) v Mack Attack (15)
PODS: Shaw, Murphy, Dumont, Beams, Priddis, Sheed, Goldstein, Clark, Dale, Harvey, Riewoldt v Lumumba, Simpson, Ellis-Yolmen, Wallis, van Berlo, Boak, Naitanui, Tarrant, Krakouer, Zorko
A win to the home team; Goldstein should monster GWS without Mumford; and Mack Attack probably doesn’t have enough firepower to overturn this.
2 Boyds, 1 Cup (12) v Jetz (4)
PODS: Simpson, Docherty, Ellis-Yolmen, Dumont, Wines, Treloar, Neal-Bullen, Read, Maric, Kelly v McIntosh, Smith, Hodge, Beams, Wallis, Ward, Naitanui, Dale
Finally a chance for an upset. The Jetz have stumbled recently, going at 2-3 from the past 5. I reckon that 2 Boyds, 1 Cup will win this one.
Small Victories (10) v Bring Back Ratts (17)
PODS: Shaw, Gibson, Ellis-Yolmen, Dumont, Beams, Stretch, Naitanui, Clark, Dahlhaus v Lumumba, Rance, Dangerfield, Wines, Cockatoo, Sloane, Anderson, Tarrant, Bontempelli, McGovern, Dale, Hogan
Small Victories has the strongest ruck lineup in the competition; but even with best 18 scoring, only 2/3rds of that lineup can be used; what is the plan there. I reckon that the away side will win this one.
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